Lead our team of facilitators as you guide groups through teambuilding activities on our challenge course including games, challenges, low and high elements.
This is a seasonal half-time position of 20 hours per week. The summer season runs mid-May through mid-August, and the fall season runs August - October. This position requires a flexible schedule including weekends. This position requires working outside in all weather conditions, particularly summer sun and heat.
Organization: University of Colorado-Boulder, Department of Recreation Services
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Overview of Organization: The purpose of the Outdoor Program is to provide opportunities for physical and social interaction, student development, student employment, safe-risk taking, skill development, environmental awareness, and ultimately a healthier University community. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment; learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
Serve as the liaison for all groups prior to their program on the challenge course.
Create lesson plans for each program specific to the group’s goals and objectives.
Contribute to developing new programs and improving on current programs, procedures, and resources.
Assist with facilitator training.
Serve as the PIC (person in charge) during challenge course programs.
Set-up and run all low and high elements, including dynamic elements, as lead facilitator.
Perform high element rescue and respond to medical emergencies.
Provide excellent customer service, work closely with the group’s leader, and support all of the group’s needs on site.
Take initiative to solve any issues that arise and exercise excellent judgment at all times.
Supervise staff on the challenge course and provide daily feedback.
Maintain effective communication with supervisor and with all facilitators.
Manage course reservations and staffing schedule.
Inspect course and equipment regularly.
Ensure all safety standards are met.
200 or more hours of experience as a ropes course facilitator including high and low elements.
40 or more hours of ropes course training.
Level 1 ACCT certification or ability to become certified.
First Aid and CPR certification.
Comfortable working at heights of 40 feet.
Able to climb and perform rescue on 40 foot high course.
Able to lift 50 lbs. and work outside in all weather conditions.
Experience facilitating groups of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
One year or more of experience in: customer service, staff supervision, and staff training.
Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google applications.
Demonstrated commitment to safety and risk management.
Additional Salary Information: $18-20/hr, depending on experience
About CU Boulder Challenge Course
As one of only 34 U.S. public research institutions in the Association for American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge.From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, we take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives.